Chishill suffer cruel twist

PUBLISHED: 10:10 11 March 2010 | UPDATED: 16:16 11 May 2010

GREAT Chishill gave league leaders Cambridge University Press a scare after coming back from three goals down only to lose out in the dying seconds. The visitors started the game as clear underdogs with a depleted squad but held their own for the opening

GREAT Chishill gave league leaders Cambridge University Press a scare after coming back from three goals down only to lose out in the dying seconds.

The visitors started the game as clear underdogs with a depleted squad but held their own for the opening period by making life difficult for their opponents.

A slip in defence allowed Press to break the deadlock, which was swiftly doubled moments later after Chishill's defence was caught out by a long ball.

Chishill 'keeper James Bennett goal produced some magnificent saves to keep his team in the game as the hosts looked to put the game to bed in the first half.

Press looked to have sealed the game with a third early in the second half, but Chishill, realising they had nothing to lose, then produced some of the best football of their season.

With 20 minutes left, Gareth Edey slotted home a penalty after a foul on Gary Radford.

Then Jonathan Drury smashed home to put the pressure on Press as Chishill looked to pull off an unlikely comeback.

Chishill thought they had completed the fight when Drury bundled in his second from Nick Bramwell's cross but their hearts were broken in the dying seconds.

After a clearance rebounded back into the area at the feet of a Press striker who coolly stroked the ball home to save his side's blushes.

Chishill: Bennett; R Drury, Gardiner, Smith, Bramwell, Tidey, J Drury, Fitzgerald, Edey, Jackson, Radford.

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